Grand Canyon University Archives

Sierra West Apartments near GCU sell for $1.17M feverpitched

Multifamily advisor and Vice President, Danny Lee never gave up on the possible sale of the 20 unit complex in Phoenix, AZ. Lee worked with the seller for over 18 months empowering his client with the knowledge of market and the seller decided to sell at the right time. Sierra West Apartments is located at… Read More →

Tower Capital closes two transactions in Scottsdale and Tucson


Once again showing its diversity across different markets and asset classes, Phoenix based structured finance firm, Tower Capital, recently arranged $12,209,000 in acquisition financing in two separate transactions. The first was on behalf of Caliber Companies, a full service real estate investment company headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. Caliber owns and operates a diverse real estate… Read More →

GCU launches angel investment network

Attracting Investors

Aspiring Valley entrepreneurs will pitch their business ideas to angel investors at the Oct. 14 inaugural event of Canyon Angels, a new initiative led by Grand Canyon University’s Colangelo College of Business and its namesake, Jerry Colangelo. The event will provide a forum for three local entrepreneurial teams to share their business plans with investors… Read More →

WESTMARC turns West Valley into healthcare hotbed

Dr. Miles Howard utilizes da Vinci Robotic Surgery technology at Abrazo Arrowhead Hospital.

There was a time when many West Valley residents had to travel to downtown Phoenix or the East Valley for specialized healthcare services and treatments. Times have dramatically changed. “Whether it’s specialized pediatric care, trauma care, cutting-edge heart care, or state-of-the-art cancer care, you can find some of the leading providers of those services in… Read More →

Arizona’s Valley of the Scholars

Grand Canyon University; Photo by Shavon Rose for AZ Big Media

Phoenix may be built on a grid system, but it’s not too hyperbolic to say all roads (and, one day, light rail routes) lead to Arizona State University. It’s the theory of diffusion of innovations, says Sundt Construction’s Business Development Manager Ryan Abbott. The theory, which has been around since Everett Rogers published a book… Read More →

GCU names new dean of nursing school


Dr. Melanie D. Logue, who got her start in nursing as a student at Grand Canyon University, taught in its Family Nurse Practitioner Program and chaired the university’s Doctor of Nursing Practice, has been named dean of the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions. GCU President Brian Mueller and Provost Dr. Hank Radda announced… Read More →

Chiropractors chase ‘The Perfect Storm’ to healthy living — for kids,  Jovan Mandic

By Morgan Hawkins, Special to AZ Big Media What used to be a place for quick neck adjustments and back corrections, now offers a therapy to lessen the severity of common neuro-developmental disorders, specifically seen in children. Chiropractic care provides more than just treatment of neck, back and joint pain.  Chiropractors locate the area of… Read More →

Joblyt wins GCU’s Canyon Challenge


Recent Grand Canyon University graduates Brad Scruggs, Brian Scruggs, and Ahmad Saleem won $11,000 in the fourth annual Canyon Challenge for their software application Joblyt. Joblyt is a software application that connects people who need to get jobs done and those who are looking for work. Users can post a job that needs to be… Read More →

Az Business announces finalists for ACC Awards


Az Business magazine, in conjunction with the State Bar of Arizona, have announced the finalists for the 2015 Arizona Corporate Counsel (ACC) Awards. The finalists and winners will be honored at an awards dinner and reception on Jan. 15, 2015 at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa in Scottsdale. Click here for… Read More →

GCU considers return to nonprofit status

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Grand Canyon University announced Wednesday that its Board of Directors has formed a committee of independent directors to explore strategic alternatives to its investment-based business model, including a return to the nonprofit status it held from 1949 to 2004. In particular, the Board chose to form the committee after the university’s management expressed a desire… Read More →

Experts say quality education equals quality jobs for Arizona


The formula is simple: W = $. A well-qualified, educated workforce equals high-paying, deeply entrenched Arizona jobs and statewide economic growth. “There are too many buzzwords and not enough solutions,” muses Rick Heumann, Chandler’s vice-mayor and a passionate education advocate. “If we don’t do something now, we’re going to lose an entire generation. The legislature… Read More →

Mueller uses hybrid model to turn GCU into a winner

Brian Mueller is the CEO of Grand Canyon University.

Brian Mueller has created the most successful business model in education. When he took over as Grand Canyon University’s CEO in 2008, there were less than 1,000 students on campus and about 10,000 online. Today, GCU has 8,500 students on campus and 50,000 online, with a new East Valley campus coming in 2015. Mueller has… Read More →

GCU naming business college after Valley icon Colangelo


Grand Canyon University is renaming its business college after former Phoenix Suns and Arizona Diamondbacks executive Jerry Colangelo. Officials at the for-profit Christian school announced Thursday that the Colangelo College of Business is intended to provide “real-world relevance” to future generations of “values-driven business leaders. The 74-year-old Colangelo already was the namesake of GCU’s school… Read More →

126-unit Briarwood Apartments sell for $4.05M

Briarwood Apartments
by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage | In The Spotlight

Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona, Inc. negotiated the $4.05 million sale of the Briarwood Apartments, a multi-family property located at 3450 W. Missouri Ave., in Phoenix. Briarwood was built in 1983 and contains seven buildings and 126 units. The property was 90 percent occupied at the time of the sale. Edward Sibley of Phoenix sold… Read More →